Where are the Xorg config files ?
kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Feb 25 08:51:13 GMT 2005
On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:58:46PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Thursday, 24 February 2005 at 22:26:52 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 10:01:27AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> On Thursday, 24 February 2005 at 22:59:54 +0100, Edward Lichtner wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> I installed FreeBSD 5.3 along with Xorg 6.7.0-9 and KDE 3.3.0-4. I started
> >>> KDE by creating an .xinitrc file in my home directory containing the line :
> >>> exec startkde
> >>> I then run startx and KDE starts up and works fine.
> >>> However, there is no xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 or in /usr/X11R6/etc/X11,
> >>> and a ³find² search reveals no xorg.conf file anywhere. Since KDE seems to
> >>> work out of the box, I assume there is a config file that has been generated
> >>> for Xorg somewhere.
> >>> Any idea where I can find it ?
> >> Look in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log. You should see something like:
> >> ...
> >> (==) Using config file: "/etc/XF86Config"
> >> (etc). You'll note in this case that it fell back to the XF86Config.
> >> This may be what's happening to you.
> > You gave me a clue, but looking ikn in log at my Xorg.0.log
> > file, doesn't help me much.
> It helps me a lot:
> > (EE) Unable to locate/open config file
> > ...
> > (==) Using default built-in configuration (53 lines)
> > (==) --- Start of built-in configuration ---
> > Section "Module"
> You need to look at this config file.
The first dozen+ lines make sense,
but not much more.
> > xdm only works without any config file. It works at 1600x1200 but
> > everything quivers, so my guess is that I'm driving the tube to its
> > max. Or beyond.
> > Any idea how I can get xorg.conf that runs things at
> > 1280x1024? I've tried xorgcfg so far without success.
> What happened when you tried?
Strangr things: xdm eventually brings up
the gray stippled bg with the "X" cursor;
then the CRT clicks, screen goes black,
and after several seconds it retries.
Seems to be in an infinite loop. Not even
<ctl><alt><Fn> gets me to an alt vtty
long enough to log in and shutdown. I've
had to power down to get out. Both
xorgcfg and xorgconfig have the same
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